The ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’ was received by Acharya Balkrishna who is a close aide of renowned Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and also the Managing Director (MD,) of Patanjali Ayurved Limited on behalf of India’s Patanjali Group of Institutions in Geneva, Switzerland.
He was invited to represent India at UNSDG. He was awarded by UNSDG in context of global health scenario and how lifestyle diseases can be treated with Ayurveda, Yoga and other traditional Indian methods and how Patanjali has contributed towards achieving this.
Balkrishna after recieving the award he dedicated the award to all those who worked hard mainstream Yoga and Ayurveda at the global level.
He was among the five keynote speakers of the UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) organisation which included Randy Oostra, UNICEF executive director Henrietta H Fore, WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Abe Lee also.
Renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev co-founded the company Patanjali along with Acharya Balkshrina. Patanjali Ayurved produces a range of Ayurvedic medicinal and personal care products, among other consumer items.